Paredes was recalled by the Tigers on Saturday. The 22-year-old spent six days on the major-league roster earlier in June before getting optioned on Monday. He grabbed just three hits in six games and now owns a career .207/.273/.306 slash line in 132 plate appearances at the highest level. Niko Goodrum (finger) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Paredes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. The 22-year-old was promoted from Triple-A last week and went 3-for-21 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in six appearances during his brief time with the team. Paredes could rejoin the Tigers later in the season when the team requires infield depth.
Paredes isn't starting Monday against the Royals. Paredes had started each of the last six games, but he'll get a breather after he went 0-for-5 with two walks and two strikeouts across his last two appearances. Harold Castro will take over at third base and bat second.
Paredes is starting at shortstop Friday against the White Sox. Paredes' starting nod at shortstop comes as a bit of a surprise given that he was called up to fill in for Jeimer Candelario (personal) at third base, and is widely expected to see the bulk of his innings at the hot corner or second base in the coming years. Per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, manager A.J. Hinch wants to give Paredes a look at shortstop, saying the prospect received "favorable reviews" during his time at the position in the minors.
The Tigers recalled Paredes from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. While he's up with the big club, Paredes should get the chance to fill in at third base for Jeimer Candelario (personal), who was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding move. Paredes maintains a .732 OPS through 125 plate appearances at Triple-A this season, but he was far less impressive at the big-league level in 2020. He slashed .220/.278/.290 in 34 games with the Tigers last season, producing only five extra-base hits (one home run, four doubles) and no stolen bases across 108 plate appearances.
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